SEDALIA — It was an unpredictable night Wednesday at Smith-Cotton. Hickman played well enough to almost defeat the No. 1 team in the state, Rock Bridge played one of their worst games of the year, and Hickman coach Jim Sutherland announced that he is retiring.
After 13 years as the head football coach at Hickman, Gregg Nesbitt is resigning. Next season, he will be the outside linebackers coach at Central Methodist University in Fayette.
If anyone was looking for a microcosm of Missouri’s season, Wednesday’s game was it.
Make a couple more marks on Missouri’s 2005-06 checklist.
Andy Oaker is a part of The Weight Club. Although it may sound like a support group for weight loss, its members are more interested in throwing weight than losing it. The club is a small group of friends who happen to share a talent in track and field throwing events. The prestigious qualifications that brought them together mean there are only four members, three of which were present at the 22nd annual Missouri All-Comers meet held last weekend at the Hearnes Center Field House.
Citing a desire to spend more time with his family, Gregg Nesbitt resigned as head foootball coach at Hickman High School on Tuesday but said he will continue to be the school’s physical education coordinator.
Two programs diverged in Mizzou Arena on Tuesday, one continuing its path downward, another reaching for an echelon it has rarely ever known.
Before the season started, former Missouri coach Quin Snyder raved about the potential of freshman forward Leo Lyons.
Senior night started off with hugs and kisses, balloons, flowers, commemorative balls, and pictures. The Columbia College women’s basketball team was smiling and laughing during warm-ups.
Carlynn Savant wanted to ride the Segway.
They started the countdown 24 days ago. The chain of paper links hung from the wall of the women’s locker room amid shining signs and playful posters and stickers. Each day, they pulled another pearl of wisdom from the chain. Now they are ready to go.
With only three people left in a quiet gym that, during games and pep rallies, is as loud as rolling thunder, Rock Bridge forward Chad Jones-Hicks tries to perfect his free-throw shooting — one-handed.
The Hickman Kewpies could have been excused if their minds started to wander on Tuesday. According to coach Curt Riley, no explanations were necessary.
As Quin Snyder disappeared into the bowels of the Holiday Inn Executive Center last Tuesday, he beckoned Thomas Gardner to follow.
The Hickman girls basketball team has had a bumpy season.
SESTRIERE, Italy — All those Olympic medals Bode Miller insists he can live without? Turns out he also believes they could just as easily be his.
Head coach Jim Sutherland stood in front of the Hickman boys’ basketball team in a hallway outside its home gym, berating his players like a teacher would an unruly group of third graders.
At 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning, it was 2 degrees outside.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Cheater or champion? Such is the stigma that Jimmie Johnson has to bear after winning his first Daytona 500 just 10 days after his crew chief was kicked out for illegally altering his car.
LAWRENCE, Kan. — After former Missouri coach Quin Snyder’s press conference on Tuesday, Tigers guard Thomas Gardner made no secret that he was playing with Snyder on his mind.